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# Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants

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16 Jan 2013, 07:28
Agree with above two posters.. There is no way there 1 hour session is worth driving 4 hours there and 4 hours back for. I sat through it (from North Jersey), but I also attended class, caught up with a friend, received a tour and ate lunch with a fellow student. I committed a week long vacation last year to visiting the 4 schools I applied to, so it made sense because it was kind of up the road from Yale (or at least I was halfway there).

But the info session was the least valuable of all the activities. It didnt last the full hour and most of the time was spent by people asking app questions (obviously this one will be different since apps are in)

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16 Jan 2013, 07:35
Thank you aerien,kingfalcon and Dbalks. I'll cancel the trip. I actually attended an event in NY in December before the application. I was just worried not showing up on campus is bad considering Sloan this year is extra challenging. Good Luck everyone!

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16 Jan 2013, 07:45
bigserve wrote:
Thank you aerien,kingfalcon and Dbalks. I'll cancel the trip. I actually attended an event in NY in December before the application. I was just worried not showing up on campus is bad considering Sloan this year is extra challenging. Good Luck everyone!

My impression of Sloan (and its just my own impression after visiting twice and observing) is that they dont care too much about our visits. They dont care about where they rank. The dont care about what your goals are. They care about their own special little things. Which mainly is judging your past performance and seeing if it will equate to future success.

I've said it before and will say it again. MIT marches to the beat of their own drum and I really dig that about them. They are kind of the hipster of B-schools. With any sort of pandering, they could increase their ranking a couple spots. I didnt even really know they had a bschool (shame on me) until I went to the MBA tour over the summer and saw their little booth off to the side.

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16 Jan 2013, 08:30
I agree with most of what Dbalks said. I've visited quite a few times now (I live in MA) and Sloan definitely has an off-beat culture (in a great way!). That said, I think Sloan does want to see that you've taken an effort to get to know the school. Plus, given that all applications are scored numerically, I would not be shocked to hear that registered visits are part of your overall, computed score. Again, though, that's completely a guess on my part.

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16 Jan 2013, 08:37
kingfalcon wrote:
I agree with most of what Dbalks said. I've visited quite a few times now (I live in MA) and Sloan definitely has an off-beat culture (in a great way!). That said, I think Sloan does want to see that you've taken an effort to get to know the school. Plus, given that all applications are scored numerically, I would not be shocked to hear that registered visits are part of your overall, computed score. Again, though, that's completely a guess on my part.

Fair point falcon, its possible they give you an extra point or 2 for registering a visit. Maybe they consider it an indicator that you are serious about b-school and will be productive there? My guess is they arent concerned about yield because they dont seem to care about that kind of stuff.

It is possible I got an extra point or 2 from visiting which might help explain how I miraculously got invited to interview.

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16 Jan 2013, 11:55
DING DONG!!! greeting me this lovely afternoon...

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16 Jan 2013, 12:39
thelegend wrote:
DING DONG!!! greeting me this lovely afternoon...

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16 Jan 2013, 12:58
bigserve wrote:
thelegend wrote:
DING DONG!!! greeting me this lovely afternoon...

Hehehe...I really do believe that Kellogg was a better fit for me. For some reason this guys just know! They are expeters, indeed...

Well there really is not much to tell. I applied a couple of days before the deadline and only had replies from their MBA staff when I updated them about certain changes in my profile.

But up until today, I had had no feedback at all! This just happened minutes before I posted.

Well, good luck to you all with the process!

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17 Jan 2013, 02:16
I also strongly suspect that Sloan gives applicants more than brownie points for visiting PRIOR to submitting an application. Skip the visit if you've already applied, because that wouldn't sway interview decisions any way. As someone posted above, you should sitting in on class when you go visit for interviews.

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17 Jan 2013, 10:48
Just finished my interview with Julie Strong, she is an awesome person. So nice and so interested in our stories. I was very happy in meeting her. Hope i can get admitted.

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17 Jan 2013, 17:04
Any idea when R2 interview invites will start? Anyone already got one?

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17 Jan 2013, 20:44
shinestar wrote:
Any idea when R2 interview invites will start? Anyone already got one?

In R1, the interviews started going out about 6 weeks after the deadline (Oct 24th was the deadline and we heard of the first invites in the beginning of December). I am not sure if the timeline is the same for R2 though.

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18 Jan 2013, 17:15
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So I had my Sloan interview today. I think I might just be the last person Sloan interviewed for R1. Well R2ers, hope this helps you -

1) Started with my resume - tell me about your current position, we discussed my role etc.
2) Tell me about a time you had to take others' interests into account.
4) Tell me about a time when you set a goal for yourself.
5) Why MBA? Why Sloan?
6) My questions to him.

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19 Jan 2013, 14:40
stayfrosty6 wrote:
So I had my Sloan interview today. I think I might just be the last person Sloan interviewed for R1. Well R2ers, hope this helps you -

1) Started with my resume - tell me about your current position, we discussed my role etc.
2) Tell me about a time you had to take others' interests into account.
4) Tell me about a time when you set a goal for yourself.
5) Why MBA? Why Sloan?
6) My questions to him.

Thank you! This helps!
In person or on the phone?
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19 Jan 2013, 18:05
bb wrote:
stayfrosty6 wrote:
So I had my Sloan interview today. I think I might just be the last person Sloan interviewed for R1. Well R2ers, hope this helps you -

1) Started with my resume - tell me about your current position, we discussed my role etc.
2) Tell me about a time you had to take others' interests into account.
4) Tell me about a time when you set a goal for yourself.
5) Why MBA? Why Sloan?
6) My questions to him.

Thank you! This helps!
In person or on the phone?

Adcom - in person in CA. I remember reading somewhere that all Sloan interviews are by adcom members.

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19 Jan 2013, 21:02
stayfrosty6 wrote:
bb wrote:
stayfrosty6 wrote:
So I had my Sloan interview today. I think I might just be the last person Sloan interviewed for R1. Well R2ers, hope this helps you -

1) Started with my resume - tell me about your current position, we discussed my role etc.
2) Tell me about a time you had to take others' interests into account.
4) Tell me about a time when you set a goal for yourself.
5) Why MBA? Why Sloan?
6) My questions to him.

Thank you! This helps!
In person or on the phone?

Adcom - in person in CA. I remember reading somewhere that all Sloan interviews are by adcom members.

Correct. All interviews are done by either full-time adcom staff or contract adcom staff.

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22 Jan 2013, 14:00
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22 Jan 2013, 15:53
stayfrosty6 wrote:
So I had my Sloan interview today. I think I might just be the last person Sloan interviewed for R1. Well R2ers, hope this helps you -

1) Started with my resume - tell me about your current position, we discussed my role etc.
2) Tell me about a time you had to take others' interests into account.
4) Tell me about a time when you set a goal for yourself.
5) Why MBA? Why Sloan?
6) My questions to him.

I think I was the last

I had mine at Jan 18th, 4pm in San Francisco and the interviewer was getting ready to head back to Boston right after. I saw 2 names before mine at the McKinsey sign in sheet with "Sloan" in one of the columns (interview was at McKinsey office).. you must be one of them?

As far as the interview, ours became very conversational right off the bat. All the questions were products of the answers to previous questions. It started with updates to the resume, then clarification on my work (i'm an engineer), then into some behavioral type questions, same as the ones I've quoted above.

we ended with Why MBA, then questions for him.

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22 Jan 2013, 19:46
what is the process for notification? do they call you first and then email you an update or vice versa for the deadline coming up next Tuesday?

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23 Jan 2013, 06:23
mbaBoston2012 wrote:
what is the process for notification? do they call you first and then email you an update or vice versa for the deadline coming up next Tuesday?

Email then call, according to some first-years I met on campus last week.

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